People and Places
28/04/2020
Agile learners are tomorrow’s changemakers

This year, our lives are being shaped and challenged in ways we have never experienced, and a swift shift to remote and online learning has allowed us to learn and grow in ways we never thought possible. 

At Toorak College, equipping our students with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to thrive in their future is what we do best. This is the case whether they are learning on-campus or learning remotely. 

Recently Toorak College developed and launched Agile Learning, a new subject for Year 7 and 8 students. Agile Learning introduces students to design thinking, a process where students must find solutions to real-world problems by empathising, investigating, ideating, prototyping, and presenting their ideas. Our world is desperate for innovative thinkers, and through the design thinking process, our girls learn to approach a challenge with optimism, think flexibly, seek and provide constructive criticism, negotiate, experiment, and work with others.

“Agile Learning is a subject of opportunity,” says Year 8 student Bethany. “It takes your imagination to the next level and lets your mind be open to new ideas and concepts. You get to make your own choices and spread new ideas.”

In recent months I have watched our students embrace new learning environments, and in doing so they have taken more ownership over how they learn, what they like, and what support they need. It is the resilience and skills they are developing today that will make a difference tomorrow. I have no doubt that agile learners will change the world, and I can’t wait to see them do it!

KRISTY KENDALL – Principal 

TOORAK COLLEGE  
A: Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza
T: 9788 7200
www.toorakcollege.vic.edu.au
FB: toorakcollegemteliza
INSTA: toorak_college

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